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Sunday, May 29, 2011

May Flowers

The last of the vinca, the squill , and the forget me not.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Dressing up a Mannequin

He's been a hippie, a botanist, and a Zulu warrior, but I call him "Becky's Boy" because she's the one who is the stylist/costume designer for all these incarnations.

In his purple dress above, he's showing off our birthday crowns....

Half human half butterfly.....

And sporting some rad jewelry in his warrior outfit......This summer we predict he might have a picnic, do some birdwatching, and go to a wedding or at least that's how we're thinking of dressing him up.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

More Flower Love

What say you? You may think this is a close up of a begonia leaf but (drumroll from the natural world), it's from a plant called tiarella and it's part of this beautiful arrangement that our friend's at Pewter Rabbit Antiques were sporting on their front counter the other day.....

Their pal Randy brings them fabulous arrangements from his garden. He's the master of subtle parallels in nature......tiarella leaf and checker lily make me swoon. Plus he always finds the just right container.

Randy's flower arrangements.....one more reason I love having Pewter Rabbit as a neighbor.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

What to Wear for the Rapture

I was thinking this all white Indian cotton nightgown might be just right....

P.S. I know it's not right, small minded even, to make fun of people's whose beliefs differ from our own....I just couldn't help myself.

Friday, May 20, 2011

The Middle of the Night

You know how they say that when you can't sleep, it's good to get up and do something.?
Well here ya go....photos of the big bottle with an apple branch....4 A.M. PST

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Poppy & Moe at Passionflower

Yes it really does happen. Hip, local clothing designer in small town sells from their etsy shop. Big city, slick magazine called Nylon sees work. Likes what they see. Features work on same page as Stella McCartney!!!

This design duo called Poppy & Moe has been on our radar long before Nylon saw them and we're going to start carrying their work at Passionflower in our upstairs loft!!! Sabrina Ridge and Kelsie McGee form this dynamic duo. They screenprint all their original images onto really fun, fashion forward pieces right here in Eugene. They're all about taking the screenprinted tee to the next level and when you actually touch and feel their products you'll understand what I'm talking about. The hand is wonderful. The designs have that nature inspired, rugged, northwest Eugene kind of vibe - but they're bohemian and femme at the same time. Totally Passionflower right? Come meet Sabrina & Kelsie during First Friday Artwalk on Friday June 3rd from 5 -8.
They'll be unveiling some new designs and you can find yourself something fun to wear for the summer months.. and click here to see more of their work.

My Head is in the Clouds

It's nice to know that in these troubled times in which we live, there are those amongst us devoted to the often overlooked but universal activity of skygazing. Our new favorite book at Passionflower, The Cloud Collector's Handbook, encourages us all to spend a little more time looking up at the sky. It shows more pictures of more kinds of beautiful clouds than you could imagine.
Click here to find out more about the book and read the manifesto of the Cloud Appreciation Society.

P.S. We 've noticed lots of men seems drawn to this book and might suggest this as a great Father's Day Gift. Maybe add a paper airlplane or a kite and you're good to go!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

A Little Experiment

A wreath of butterfly wings.....I want to pin them on and use small signs and text and not exactly sure what else.

It's not quite what I'm looking for plus it's completely fragile and impractical.....

Nonetheless, I think I'll keep working on it.


Classic and always in style, stripes are hot right now.....straight, diagonal, or even zebra style, we're loving them everywhere we see them at Passionflower.

photo -Zebra brooch from Hotcakes Design available at P-flower

Saturday, May 14, 2011

April Showers

Remember that part about time flying? Well it's true.....it seems like the beloved field tulips were here in all their glory....outshining every other flower....and then I blinked and they were gone.....

And I am still trying to get over it. Like a great friend who comes for a visit that is way, way too short. Or at least this year's visit was too short.....I shall have to console myself with all the beautiful May flowers on their way. I have a hunch that the May blog posts will be long on floral shots. Lucky us.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Handstitched Pillowcases

Check out these charming handmade vintage pillowcases.....

Makes me want to take up needlework.....

It's always fun to layer in vintage with new.....I'm loving this combo here with the Pine Cone Hill ruffle sheets and a persimmon matelasse coverlet .

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Time Flies

The days have been racing fast and furious here at Passionflower. I forgot to wish you a Happy Easter.

And a very special May Day.....

And a glorious Mother's Day. We've been busy but lots to tell so stay tuned.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Susan Goodwin at Passionflower

Just in case you missed hearing about it. Next Friday May 6th at the store. The show we've all been waiting for. And since a certain unnamed famous musician was just in the store yesterday buying up all kinds of Susan Goodwin jewelry, the trunk show will be a great time for us to replenish our stock as well.